Hunkering Down for the Storm

Every cold-weather contingency plan needs a good entertainment setup.


As you read this, I’m either on the road, having woken up far earlier than I have in over a month, or already back in New York preparing myself for three days of RA duty in the middle of a Nor’easter. I’ve realized that this is my last trip back to school, which is really freaking me out. My friend Lauren was really the one to point it out when I was on the phone with her this week. I can’t believe that in less than five months, we’re expected to be productive members of society. I’m pretty sure I still have a few years of college-ing left in me – waking up past noon, free gym access, Dunkin’ Donuts on the meal plan. Who wants to give any of those things up? Not this guy.

The good news is that I can regress into a childlike state for the next three days, with the exception of any duty-related incidents that I will handle with impeccable professionalism and maturity. I’m totally in the mood to sit around in my apartment with my new Netflix-activated bluray player for the next three days, drinking hot chocolate and watching movies non-stop as Manhattan is avalanched upon. I would love to do all of that with a big bottle of Malbec, but  that’s very strongly frowned upon when holding the duty phone. Well, technically it’s very much against the rules. No one wants their hospital run escort to be three sheets to the wind… Though I may try to instigate a snowball fight in Union Square with whatever stragglers/bridge+tunnel people are still wandering the building. It’s my last winter break, and I’ve got to live it up!


Ciao Bella!

Matteo Yazge


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